Red Deer & District Community Foundation - COVID-19 Community Response Fund

The Community Response Grant is available to assist registered charities with short-term urgent funding need created by the COVID-19 global crisis.

96.5 CKFM spoke to Erin Peden, Executive Director of the Red Deer & District Community Foundation, on May 7th.

The Community Response Fund is made available through a partnership with the Red Deer & District Community Foundation and the United Way Central Alberta.

They are also coordinating efforts with Red Deer & District FCSS who are managing the funds made available by the Government of Alberta.

RDDCF Executive Director Erin Peden says this Community Response Grant is available to assist registered charities with short-term urgent funding need created by the COVID-19 global crisis.

She says a recent federal announcement has made more funding available as well through three different agencies.

Peden notes that right now is a wonderful time to donate as well, because until the end of the month some of those donation dollars will be matched by the provincial government. 

Visit the Red Deer & District Community Foundation website for more information.

Meanwhile, RDDCF also recently revealed the nominees for the 13th annual Women of Excellence Awards Gala.

Six amazing ladies from the town of Olds are among the 48 total nominees this year.

Carol Johnston in the Arts, Culture & Heritage category.

Joy Cavin along with Andrea Hawiuk in Community Building.

Valerie Norman-Organ in Education and Training.

Dr. Jody Carrington in Health and Wellness.

Raelynn Notley in the Human Services category.

The guests will be invited to get all dressed up - as they would in a normal year - for the 13th annual Women of Excellence Awards Gala hosted through Zoom video conferencing webinars on June 13th.

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